Italian Greyhound Info & Italian Greyhound Breeders

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The Italian Greyhound is a small breed of dog of the sight hound type, sometimes called an "I.G." The Italian Greyhound makes a good companion dog and enjoys the company of people. However, the breed's slim build and short coat make them somewhat fragile, and injury can result from rough or careless play with children. The breed is good with the elderly or a couple without any children for it prefers a quiet household but they are also generally fine with older children. They also are equally at home in the city or the country, although they tend to do best in spacious areas. They are fast, agile and athletic. Like any dog, daily exercise is a must for a happier, well-adjusted pet. Italian greyhounds love to run. The young dog is often particularly active, and this high level of activity may lead them to attempt ill-advised feats of athleticism that can result in injury. Due to their size, and in some lineages poor bone density, they are prone to broken legs. Italian Greyhounds make reasonably good watchdogs, as they bark at unfamiliar sounds. They may also bark at passers-by and other animals. However, they should not be considered "true" guard dogs as they are often aloof with strangers and easily spooked to run.


As gazehounds, Italian Greyhounds instinctively hunt by sight and have an extremely high predator drive. Owners of Italian Greyhounds should typically keep their dogs leashed at all times when not in an enclosed area to avoid the risk of even a well-behaved pet breaking away at high speed after a small animal. Like most sight hounds, the Italian Greyhound’s slender skulls are near the same width of the dog’s neck, and the use of a Martingale Collar is advised for walking Italian Greyhounds, it tightens up when pulled while remaining comfortably slack when the dog is walking politely. This prevents the dog backing out and escaping. Breakaway collars are advised for identification, because this active and acrobatic breed could easily injure themselves when put in a collar they cannot escape from, and this leads to possible neck injuries and strangling.


Dogs of this breed have an extremely short and almost odorless coat that requires little more than an occasional bath about once a month, but a wipe-down with a damp cloth is recommended after walks as seeds, burrs and floating dust in the air can get into the coat and irritate the skin. This breed sheds medium to little hair.

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Registered Italian Greyhound Breeders

Barad Kennels - Italian Greyhound, Tibetan Spaniel, Saluki & Chihuahua Breeder - Hobart
Barad Kennels is a partnership between - Barbara Blackman, Monique Blackman, Simone Bingham & Rowena Ransley. We all live in Hobart ... read more
Berizza Italian Greyhound Breeder - Sydney, NSW
Italian Greyhounds came in my life in 1989 when I moved to Australia and have succesfully bred some 70+ CH's and many Grand and Supreme Champions as ... read more
Jayveeque Italian Greyhounds
Leading Breeder of Italian greyhounds in Australia. Breeding for Type, Quality, Consistency & Temperament.

The Italian Greyhound is an ... read more
Jonli Italian Greyhounds
We are a newly established breeder of Italian Greyhounds but have been involved with showing and breeding for well over 30 years. Our babies are ... read more
Kosmos - Italian Greyhound Breeder - Alice Springs, NT
Above: Sterling, Jasper, Ivy and Blaze. Photograph by the very talented Napoli Design (Pablo & Co Studios) in Adelaide, who can be found on ... read more
Strelka Kennels - Italian Greyhound Breeder - QLD
Italian Greyhounds bred for conformation, health and temperament, raised in the home with friendly and bold natures. read more
Sunluva Italian Greyhound Breeder - Gold Coast, QLD
At Sunluva we aim to breed beautiful, happy and healthy Italian Greyhounds. Our puppies are raised in our home and are very loving and sociable. read more
Tahrae Kennels - Italian Greyhound Breeder - Barmera SA
Hi, My name is Liz Monahan and I have loved and trained dogs since I was just a child. I have worked as both a voluntary and professional trainer ... read more
Unico Italian Greyhounds
We are a family who have loved and owned this breed for over 22 years. We pride ourselves in raising happy, healthy and well adjusted dogs. We ... read more